Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment Actions 

Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013
Room 317, City Hall
350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1385
Board Membership: Sean Cahill, Matt Ditzler, John Finlayson, Pam Meier, James Nutt, Dan Ogiba, Matt Perry, Dick Sandberg, and Ami Thompson
Committee Clerk: Diana Armstrong, 612.673.2615
The meeting was called to order at 4:30 p.m.
Minutes were approved for the meeting held on January 17, 2013

Public Hearings

 
Introduction to the Public Hearing
Public Hearing
1.   2724 21st Avenue North (BZZ #5836, Ward 5) (Steen)
Variance: Laurence Brady, on behalf of Nathan Brady has applied for a variance to increase the maximum height of a cedar fence, along Vincent Avenue North, from 3 feet to 6 feet for an existing single-family dwelling on a reverse corner lot located at 2724 21st Avenue North in the R1A Single-Family District.
Action: The Board of Adjustment adopted staff findings and approved the variance to increase the maximum height of a cedar fence, along Vincent Avenue North from 3 feet to 6 feet on a reverse corner lot located at 2724 21st Avenue North in the R1A Single-Family District.
Approved on Consent
2.   17 East 24th Street (BZZ #5787, Ward 6) (Sether)
Continued from the January 17 Board of Adjustment meeting.
Variance: Paul Gates Architect, on behalf of Simpson Housing Services, has applied for a variance to reduce the required south interior side yard setback from 9 feet to approximately 1 foot 4 inches to allow for a new trash enclosure to an existing multiple-family dwelling located at 17 East 24th Street in the R4 Multiple-Family District.
Action: The Board of Adjustment adopted staff findings and approved the variance to reduce the south interior side yard setback from 5 feet to approximately 1 foot 4 inches to allow for a new trash enclosure accessory to an existing multiple-family dwelling located at 17 East 24th Street in the R4 Multiple-Family District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
1.     Approval of the final site and elevation plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
2.     All site improvements shall be completed by January 31, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
Approved on Consent
3.   1446 Minnehaha Parkway West (BZZ #5902, Ward 13) (Sether)
Variance: Tom Feehan of Feehan Design Build, Inc., on behalf of David and Julie Wicklund, has applied for a variance to allow for development within 40 feet of the top of a steep slope to allow for a second story and front porch addition to an existing single-family dwelling located at 1446 Minnehaha Parkway West in the R1 Single-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District.
Action: The Board of Adjustment adopted staff findings and approved the variance to allow for development within 40 feet of the top of a steep slope to allow for a second story and front porch addition to an existing single-family dwelling located at 1446 Minnehaha Parkway West in the R1 Single-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
1.     Approval of the final site, elevation and floor plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
2.     All site improvements shall be completed by January 31, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
Approved on Consent

For Discussion

Unfinished Business
New Business
The following members were elected as the 2013 Board of Adjustment slate of officers: Matt Perry, Chair; Matt Ditzler, Vice Chair.
Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 4:38 p.m.
The next Board of Adjustment meeting: February 14, 2013
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Last updated Jan 31, 2013